Monday, August 31, 2009

Ye Haw!!!


Hello, Dear Ones! You know I've been traveling and this is where we went - San Antonio! We just hopped into the car and drove the highways to old San Antone! We love this city and have been so many times.

We always stay at the historic 1859 Menger Hotel! It's a lovely old gal and has many stories to tell all on her own. She's supposedly haunted...oooo, but I could never stay up after midnight to investigate! :) This hotel has been featured on America's Most Haunted Hotels. But I'm not scared! No, no Nannette! Not me! :)

I am truly loving making these mosaics! I hope you don't mind seeing them. This way I can show you so many photos and just have to upload one per mosaic. I am loving our Laurie from Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie! She's the bomb!! :) This mosaic is filled with pictures from the lobby. Lots of beautiful antiques! Notice the top left picture - a grand player piano - playing beautiful note songs all day just for me! :)

Like I said, we've stayed here so many times and know the staff pretty well and they always do little special things for us. We always stay in this suite! We feel so at home here. It's lovely and getting a bit dated, but still so nice!

Now you know I'm into bed pillows on hotel beds and these are so pretty! Don't you just love these pillows? We even had an olden looking phone on the bedside table.

Some little pretty shots from all over the suite. See the luscious fruit? Mr. Precious and I took care of it! :)

There were three balconies with our room and here's a couple!

Now I must tell you, Dear Ones, another good thing about the Menger Hotel - it's next door to the Alamo! All Texans please bow your heads and cover your heart! :)

The Alamo was originally a mission and now is one of the most visited historic sites in the state of Texas! This is where most famous ones like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and others fought and lost their lives against the Mexican army for Texas independence. The Alamo has been beautiful restored and kept looking so nice. I would have loved to taken some pictures inside but it's against the rules and I didn't feel like going to jail that day! :) As many times as we've been here and toured, Mr. Precious always love to visit again!

The courtyard and grounds are so beautiful here. A very ancient olden oak tree was planted here by a stone well. So lovely and gave us a tiny bit of shade in over 100' heat!

There is a lovely little called the King William District not too far from where we were staying. It's streets are lined with these beautiful Victorians - some grand and some rather tiny! This neighborhood was settled by German folks in the 1840s and they named it after the king of Prussia. Aww...I love this stuff.

Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, another little tiny leg of my tripping! I'm still away and will post on my on going trip later.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Rose Of San Antone
 Deep within my heart lies a melody, 
A song of old San Antone.
Where in dreams I live with a memory,
Beneath the stars all alone.

It was there I found beside the Alamo,
Enchantment strange as the blue up above.
A moonlit pass only she would know,
Still hears my broken song of love.

Moon in all your splendor, know only my heart.
Call back my Rose, Rose of San Antone.
Lips so sweet and tender like petals falling apart.
Speak once again of my love, my own.

Broken song, empty words I know,
Still live in my heart all alone,
For that moonlit pass down beside the Alamo,
And Rose, my Rose of San Antone.
~sung by Bob Wills



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rooster Party! I Had To Add Just A Bit More

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I'm just thrilled to death! Today we are all going to a special party! A Rooster party and that is with a capital "R"!! My sweet friend, Barb at Bella Vista is our hostess! I must tell you, I'm posting early because we're taking off again tomorrow and I wanted to make sure my tiny post was up. You know Roosters are right up my alley!

Please go here to visit our Dear Hostess, Barb, and you'll get a barn yard of Roosters!


Now I would love to share with you my dear Roosters and a few hens and chicks thrown in!


Some of my barnyard dishes! :)


Salt and peppers! On the left hand side is a Rooster hook given to me by my Dear Friend Jan!


Cockadoodledoo!! :)


Roosters on chairs on plates.


Here a Rooster, there a Rooster, everywhere a Rooster! The top left photo is before I found my tiny hutch for the breakfast room.


Roosters on cloth - pillows and tea towels!


Rooster lamps! :) Oh, they just light up my tiny life! :)


Roosters and more Roosters! The three little Rooster jugs at the bottom right started my Rooster obsession! The little stinkers! :)


Roosters hanging on the wall!


Oh, Dear Ones, this is my most favorite Rooster of all! Mr. Precious gave him to me and I love
him so much. Well, not as much as I love Mr. Precious! Or Chloe Dawn! :)

Dear Ones, I just had to add a view pictures of a Chick Tablescape from just a few weeks ago. You've probably seen it, but these little yard birds were feeling so left out!

This is another tablescape using my Roosterness I posted about last year!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


I Only Have Eyes For You

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you.

Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
I Only Have Eyes For You, Dear.

The moon maybe high
but I can't see a thing in the sky,
'Cause I Only Have Eyes For You.

I don't know if we're in a garden,
or on a crowded avenue.

You are here
So am I
Maybe millions of people go by,
but they all disappear from view.
And I Only Have Eyes For You.
~sung by me to my Roosters!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Little Trip Story

Hello, Dear Ones! I just have a tiny little story to tell you that will finish up our trip from Reno. Now we do love to fly the friendly skies on Southwest Airlines. My sweet friend Becky at Looking Through the Eyes of Luv is a flight attendant for this fine airline. Well, sometimes you just can't get a straight flight from point A to point B. This was the case on our return flight from Reno.
So my Mr. Precious had a brilliant idea. Instead of getting on a plane in Reno and bopping here and bopping there and changing planes over there - we flew from Reno to Las Vegas and spent the night! Brilliant? Yes! This way we could just fly from Las Vegas straight to Houston the next day. That's exactly what we did.

So I will show you a bit of the lobby at the Monte Carlo where we spent the night. The florals were so beautiful and the flowers were real! I touched them. I have no qualms at all about touching beautiful flowers. No no Nannette, I don't! They were nice and soft and cool to the touch.

I love seeing beautiful lighting and the chandies at the Monte Carlo were no exception. See how pretty? No, I didn't touch them. :)


Well, we had to have some nourishment and had heard of this great restaurant in the old downtown area called Hugo's Cellar. We headed straight downtown with some friends. As we entered the door, the ladies, I, of course being one of the ladies, were handed a long stemmed rose! I was thinking how I'm going to love this place!

(photo taken from website)

Hugo's has an "old school" atmosphere, very romantic, dark and cozy. The food was fantastic! They make your salad the way you want it with all the fixin's at tableside and at the finish of our meal, we were given little chocolate covered fruits! I was very pleased. If you get the chance to eat here the restaurant is located in the 'cellar' of The Four Queens.


I guess you may be wondering, why do we come to these gambling cities if we're not into slots and card games? Well, because it's fun! Lots of great shows, great food and great prices. Now that that is settled, I had to make a mosaic of the old downtown. It's wonderful! There is a digital light show that is just fantastic! There were different rock and roll bands playing and you know how I love old rock and roll! And don't you love to just 'people watch'? Well I do and I got my tiny eyes full! :)

After all of the excitement we went back to the Monte and crawled into our bed for sleep. We popped up rather early and took our flight on Southwest straight to Houston - non stop. That's my little story and I'm sticking to it! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Viva Las Vegas

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
And they're all livin' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal
All you needs a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'
And your one armbandits crashin'
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime
Turnin' night into daytime
If you see it once
You'll never be the same again

I'm gonna keep on the run
I'm gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
Ill always remember that I had a swingin' time
I'm gonna give it ev'rything Ive got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shout a seven with ev'ry shot
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas,
Viva, viva Las Vegas
~sung by Elvis


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Little Peak at My Trip

Hello Dear Ones! I'm home for a few days and wanted to share with you a little bit of my trips.
We went here...

Yep, good ole Reno, Nevada. It was very hot but did cool down a bit in the evenings.


We stayed here at Harrah's. Everything was so laid back, not many folks and really was enjoyable.


I feel so blessed to stay in such pretty rooms and wanted to show you. I'm beginning to love seeing how the hotels place the pillows on the bed. This was a very comfortable room. I rested my tiny head pretty well each night.

Again, I hope I'm not boring you. I would love to just post my pictures...but if you know me ~ I have to talk! :)

Now I am very much a girly girl and just don't do "guy" stuff. But Mr. Precious is so sweet and he really wanted to go see this National Automobile Museum so I bit the bullet and went with him. Guess what? I loved this place. It was truly awesome. They had each area set up in time periods for the various cars. They were so beautifully restored ~ I was really having a ball!

Look at this ~ not everything was about guy stuff. Scattered throughout were clothes, hats, even this darling tea set on a crocheted doily. Loved it. There was a lady, named Ethel who drove her car across the country from New York to Sacramento, California in 1912, I think I remember the facts correctly. Now she was definitely a pioneer, wasn't she?

Oh, Dear Ones! Movie cars! I was loving this. Here is John Travolta's car used in the movie "Grease". Cool, huh? And then Elvis' car used in the movie "Easy Come, Easy Go". There were more, but these were my favs.


I just had to share some food with you! We ate with some friends at an Italian Restaurant called La Famiglia and it was divine! Yummyness!

We had the opportunity to see a ballgame at the new Aces Stadium. The Reno Aces were playing the Round Rock, Texas team. Of course we were very polite about it, but we were cheering for Round Rock! :) The game started at 7pm and at 10pm it was still going on. We were tired and walked on back to our tiny room not knowing who won. I know, I know, we're sillies, but Round Rock was ahead when we left. I guess I could have gone online and found out who won...but we're not big sports fans. It was the "thrill" of being at a game that mattered to me! ;)

We rented a car and took at day trip up to Lake Tahoe. Beautiful drive and the lake was so blue. Now I must tell you a little story and you know how much I love to tell you little stories. Mr. Precious had rented this car you see and all was fine until we stopped! He couldn't turn the car off! The ignition was just a push and go thingy. Well, he pushed every button he could and the car wouldn't turn off! He was getting upset and I was laughing. Well, I thought it was funny. ;) So I told Mr. Precious maybe if he pushed in the button and held it down it just might work. Guess what? It did! The car turned off! I'm so wonderful, don't you think? I'm not really sure Mr. Precious thought I was so wonderful at the moment. :)

I couldn't get this close to the beautiful blue water and not pop my tiny feet into it. Brrrr...it was very cold. See what I will do for all my sweeties in The Land of Blog? :) You know I'm teasing.


Some of the lovely flowers I snapped.

Hope you've enjoyed tripping with me! I have missed you all and have come to and visit you when I could. I want you all to know how much I appreciate you coming by and leaving comments! I love Blogland!

Be a bunch of Sweeties,
Shelia ;)
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I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Cloudy

Cloudy The sky is gray and white and cloudy, Sometimes I think it's hanging down on me. And it's a hitchhike a hundred miles. I'm a rag-a-muffin child. Pointed finger-painted smile. I left my shadow waiting down the road for me a while. Cloudy My thoughts are scattered and they're cloudy, They have no borders, no boundaries. They echo and they swell From Tolstoy to Tinker Bell. Down from Berkeley to Carmel. Got some pictures in my pocket and a lot of time to kill. Hey sunshine I haven't seen you in a long time. Why don't you show your face and bend my mind? These clouds stick to the sky Like floating questions, why? And they linger there to die. They don't know where they are going, and, my friend, neither do I. Cloudy, Cloudy.
~sung by Simon and Garfunkul


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Met Monday

Hello Dear Ones! I'm joining you all for Met Monday. We thank our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this wondrous event each Monday. Please pop over to see her for more transformations.

If you visit me very often then you know I've been popping in and out from traveling. Well, I'm so excited to say we're home for a few days! Oh Joyness!
The downside of traveling is unpacking all the suitcases, sorting the dirty clothes and then doing seven hundred million loads of laundry. So from dirty...


...to clean! Oh, please don't tell Joan Crawford's ghost I have a couple of wire hangers here. Do you remember "NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!" I think I'm almost scared!


Well, how wonderful to be home but...soon, this little bag will transform from empty to full again with clean clothes again. I'll be gone again for a little while and then that's all the traveling I want to do for a while. But since I'm so modern now with my tiny laptop, I'll be checking in with you!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Goin' Up Country

I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' to some place where I've never been before.
I'm goin', I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
Well, I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
You can jump in the water and stay drunk all the time.
I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
All this fussin' and fightin', man you know I sure can't stay.
Now baby, packin' up the truck you know I got to leave today.
Just exacly where I'm goin' I can not say, but we might even leave the USA.
It's a brand-new game and I don't wanna play.
No use of you running or screaming and crying
But you got a home man, long as I got mine.
~sung by Canned Heat